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      Updated hurricane season prediction on the way

      We received notice today from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) " those who run the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center), that they will be holding a press conference this Thursday featuring their updated hurricane prediction for this season.

      I am willing to bet that we will hear them revising their prediction downward from a well above average season to something closer to average. We are just starting August, and although the peak of the hurricane season isn TMt until September 10th, we have only had two named storms so far. Of course, lets keep in mind, it only takes one Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Andrew type storm to make it a season to remember!After reading the Press Release below, here are a couple of links you might find interesting|

      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, North Atlantic tropical cyclone from Wilipedia and the National Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services.

      *See the official Press Release below:NOAA to Issue Updated Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook NOAA will update the Atlantic hurricane season outlook this Thursday and provide the latest information on the climate factors behind the outlook, including the role of ENSO (La Nia/El Nio) in the tropical eastern Pacific. This scheduled update coincides with the approaching historical peak of the hurricane season.

      What: Media teleconference announcing the updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook.

      When: Thursday, August 5; 11am ET

      Who: Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA TMs Climate Prediction Center

      How: To obtain the number and passcode for the teleconference, please send an e-mail to or call 301-713-0622